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    • Diary entry for August 1, 1977

    • 1977-08-01
    • West describes a relaxed meeting with King Khalid, who spoke about the ""problems of being King.""
    • Diary
    • Diary entry for October 3, 1977

    • 1977-10-03
    • On what seems to have been a fairly typical day of West's ambassadorship, he describes meetings with various ministers, business contacts, embassy staff, American visitors, and friends.
    • Diary
    • Diary entries for October 5-6, 1971

    • 1971-10-05; 1971-10-06
    • In his diary, West describes a visit to Jerusalem, Jericho, Bethlehem, and other Holy Land sites: "I have never had an experience more moving or more interesting than trying to retrace some of the steps of the Bible." West's trip also included...
    • Diary
    • Diary entry for January 14, 1975

    • 1975-01-14
    • On his last full day as governor, West reflects on his term and how helpful he found keeping a diary over the years.
    • Diary
    • Diary entry for July 26, 1977

    • 1977-07-26
    • Resuming the daily diary he had kept as governor, West describes his arrival in Saudi Arabia to begin his service as United States Ambassador.
    • Diary
    • Diary entry for June 30, 1971

    • 1971-06-30
    • In his diary, West describes a visit to the North Vietnamese embassy in Frankfurt, Germany, on behalf of American prisoners of war in North Vietnam.
    • Diary
    • Diary entries for October 30-November 5, 1980

    • 1980-10-30 to 1980-11-05
    • West and his wife Lois return to South Carolina to vote in the 1980 election, traveling by way of Hong Kong. West describes their adventures in Hong Kong and the disappointing outcome of the election.
    • Diary
    • Diary entry for May 17, 1967

    • 1967-05-17
    • During his term as lieutenant governor, West sporadically dictated diary notes on his activities, a practice he would resume more regularly in later years. Here he describes a day in which he presides over the SC Senate discussion and filibustering...
    • Diary
    • Diary entry for January 19-20, 1971

    • 1971-01-19; 1971-01-20
    • As he begins his term as governor, West mulls over the idea of keeping a daily record of his activities and thoughts. He starts by dictating a detailed description of his inauguration and his first day in office, including events he attended, the...
    • Diary
    • Diary entry for February 28, 1980

    • 1980-02-28
    • West writes of a difficult day trying to help arrange an upcoming visit by Secretary of Energy Charles Duncan, who wanted to coordinate his trip to Saudi Arabia with the announcement of some new economic policies by the Carter Administration. West...
    • Diary
    • Diary entries for February 3-5, 1972

    • 1972-02-03; 1972-02-04; 1972-02-05
    • In typical diary entries from his term as governor, West describes events and meetings he attended, a speech he gave, and time with his family. His activities during this period included those related to his recommendation to establish a second...
    • Diary
    • Diary entry for August 8, 1978

    • 1978-08-08
    • West describes a visit to Egypt, during which he learns of the soon-to-be-held Camp David negotiations between Egypt and Israel. He then attempts to notify the Saudis before the news becomes public.
    • Diary
    • Diary entry for September 24, 1974

    • 1974-09-24
    • West documents his attempts to handle the controversy caused by Democratic nominee for governor Charles D. "Pug" Ravenel's disqualification from the ballot. Ravenel's eligibility had been challenged due to his apparent failure to meet the required...
    • Diary
    • Diary entry for March 17, 1981

    • 1981-03-17
    • West describes a busy day in the embassy as he winds down his time as ambassador. As was frequently the case, West combined a hard day's work with golf, time with friends, and a bit of shopping.
    • Diary
    • Diary entries circa November 11, 1973, and photograph

    • circa 1973-11-11
    • In a departure from his usual practice of dictating his diary into a recorder, West wrote by hand some notes and impressions relating to his travel in India with a large delegation from South Carolina. A photograph depicts Governor and Mrs. West...
    • Diary; Photographs

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